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Dear Readers,

This month’s Flute Examiner has interviews, articles and a gift from a generous composer. I am so excited to release my interview with Catherine Ramirez, a flutist whose interests seem designed to enhance the relationship between her humanity and her music—a topic that should interest us all. Katherine Lewis shares her third column with us, this one an interview with Katherine Isbell Emeneth, who has embraced her role as an administrator in a portfolio career and is showing the rest of us a new path toward success.

Elsa Nilsson recounts her journey toward a strong rhythmic connection to music, and finally, composer Scott Watson shares his arrangement of “The Holly and the Ivy.” This arrangement ran in Flute Talk in the 90’s, and who among us didn’t love those monthly gifts? I remember this particular arrangement fondly and am so happy to provide Scott with a platform for sharing it with you. Happy Holidays from the Flute Examiner team!

—Jessica Dunnavant, Editor, The Flute Examiner

 
image Perseverance and Priorities: A Conversation with Catherine Ramirez

Catherine Ramirez is a celebrated performer and teacher, currently serving as Artist-in-Residence at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. She is well-traveled and highly educated, holding degrees from Occidental College, the…

image The Articulation Team

Articulation is the collection of all the ways that we can stop and start notes. This broad definition includes staccato, legato, accents, multiple tonguing, etc. We give the tongue a…

image Flutists as Administrators: Katherine Isbell Emeneth

For this week's look into the world of the administrative flutist, I caught up with Katherine Isbell Emeneth to discuss her portfolio career and the role administrative expertise has played…

image Between the Beat: My Journey into Rhythm by Elsa Nilsson

Elsa Nilsson is not your average flutist and is quite an accomplished jazz player, having won the NFA 2018 Jazz Flute Competition. She has recently published her first book that…

image “The Holly and the Ivy” for Flute and Piano

“The Holly and the Ivy,” is the 2nd movement of Five Carols for Flute and Piano by Scott Watson, and is shared here with permission as gift to you from…

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